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Priced to Sell Now! The Riva Superamerica was the flagship of the world-renowned Italian builder, Riva for nearly 20 years. There were approximately 250 of these fine cruising yachts built between 1972 and 1992. The sleek exterior of this flybridge model exudes class and speed. The futuristic interior finish is unlike any other boat, with polished stainless steel and richly coloured interior panels. A unique circular atrium below the expansive windshield leads from the salon to the galley and two cabins forward. The style is modern; the features are impressive; the construction is top quality.
Location Port Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Flybridge
Overall Length 50 feet
Year 1986
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 13.67
Fuel Capacity 550
Engine Power 850.0
Engine 1 Make & Model Cummins VT-903-M
Engine 1 Type Inboard
Engine 1 Fuel diesel
Engine 1 Year 1986
Engine 2 Make & Model Cummins VT-903-M
Engine 2 Type Inboard
Engine 2 Fuel diesel
Engine 2 Year 1986
Elements of Rivaderci

Substance and Style come together in this timeless design from the world-class Italian builder, Riva.   Her sleek exterior belies her exceptional seagoing qualities.   

Powered by twin Cummins 425 hp. diesels, she cruises easily at 17 knots in all the but the worst sea conditions.   She combines sporty, low profile exterior lines with the visibility of a raised pilothouse.   The flybridge provides that open air experience while taking nothing away from her stylish exterior appearance.   She also boasts an expansive aft cockpit which includes a bimini extension and a complete winter enclosure.

All exterior windows and doors are housed in substantial polished stainless steel frames, exuding quality and durability. 

Inside, Rivaderci boasts molded FRP cabinets throughout with delightful blonde wood cabinet doors.   The blue cabinets and blue carpet contrast with the beige Alacantra (suede-like) cloth wall panels and headliner.   

The raised centre helm provides tremendous visibility 360 degrees.   Forward of the helm, there is a unique open, circular atrium, bathed in sunlight from the expansive wrap-around windshield.  Stepping down from the salon into the atrium, the compact euro galley is to starboard.   Elegant curved doors access the master cabin forward, the guest head to port and the guest cabin aft. 

Engines and Mechanical

Twin Cummins VT-903 engines, Fresh water cooled, Turbo-Charged and rated at 425 hp. allowing this vessel to cruise at 17 knots @ approximately 1950 RPM and reach a top speed of 21 knots @ approximately 2350 RPM.     Approximately 1540 hours.  Engines are accessed through the salon sole or by a small door in the lazarette.  Other features include:

  • Racor 1000 series primary fuel filters
  • Three blade Nibral propellers
  • Trim Tabs
  • Hot / Cold pressure water system
  • Raw water washdown in cockpit and foredeck
  • Air conditioning (with heat) for forward cabins
  • Wallas diesel furnace ducted to all cabins
Electrical System

An electrical cabinet is located at the forward end of the salon on the starboard side opposite the lower helm.  Cabinet contains comprehensive 220 VAC & 24 VDC breaker panels and analog gauges;  Shoreline switches & generator controls.  

  • 50 Amp Shoreline service
  • 3000 Watt Onan Generator in Lazarette
  • Victron Energy 3000 Watt inverter
  • Lewco Electric Marine Battery charger
  • 4 Trojan 6 Volt Golf Cart house batteries (2016)
  • 3 electric bilge pumps with auto/ switches & indicators
  • 24 VDC and 110 VAC outlets throughout the vessel
  • Separate 110 VAC outlets for inverter
  • 32" Flat screen TV and DVD player in salon
  • TracVision Trac 3 satellite TV system (needs subscription)
  • Stereos located in Salon, Master and Guest staterooms
Electronics and Navigation

Lower Helm Features:

  • Simrad CE32 Colour Depth sounder in overhead 
  • Sumlog SL log / speedometer in overhead
  • Comnav 2001 Autopilot at Nav station
  • Comnav rudder position indicator in overhead
  • Raymarine "A" Series 12" touchscreen chartplotter
  • Icom IC-M80 VHF radio at Nav Station
  • White Star 4" compass mounted in front of helm

Flybridge Helm Features:

  • White Star 3" compass mounted in front of helm
  • Lowrance 7" Elite 7 Chirp colour chartplotter / sounder
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio

Enter the salon from the cockpit via the large, sliding, stainless steel framed door.   The area is bathed in natural light, thanks to the full width and full height glass aft bulkhead.   There are stylish, large side windows, also framed in polished stainless steel with pull-down privacy screens.   To port is the full length leather sofa which expands when required to form an extra double berth.   To starboard is a buffet counter featuring an entertainment centre and numerous storage cabinets and drawers.   The lower helm is located centre and forward, providing and exceptional view for the helmsman.   

  • Full length sofa finished in light blue leather
  • Dark blue leather recliner with ottoman
  • Rear-facing upholstered seat with wine storage below
  • Centre pedestal table with fold-out leafs
  • Molded FRP buffet counter with stylish wood doors
  • Built-in entertainment centre and multiple drawers & doors
  • Cabinet houses custom Riva tableware, dishes & cutlery
  • Valances over side windows with pull down shades
  • Indirect LED lighting with remote controls
  • Sylish, direct 24 VDC overhead lighting
  • Electrical cabinet located forward to starboard
  • Nav station with desk located forward to port

The compact euro-galley is located to starboard at the foot of the short companionway from the salon.   Features include:

  • Nova Kool refrigerator / freezer
  • Electric 3 burner stove with exhaust fan overhead
  • Stainless steel countertop with stainless steel sink
  • Electric exhaust vent over stove
  • Frigidaire "Retrowave" microwave oven
  • Igloo countertop ice maker
  • Large oval stainless steel portlight with cover

Compact crew quarters are located forward and accessed through a foredeck hatch just aft of the chain locker.   when not used as crew quarters this separate cabin provides a voluminous storage area for deck gear and miscellaneous equipment.

Master stateroom (with full ensuite), guest stateroom, guest head and galley are accessed from the circular, open atrium.  While on the lower level, this area is bathed in natural light from the large opening below the windshield and ahead of the helm.

Master Stateroom

  • Accessed from the circular atrium via a curved wood door
  • Centreline queen berth with storage drawers below
  • Hanging lockers to both sides with louvered panel doors
  • Full length mirror adjacent to entry door
  • 2 Large oval opening stainless steel portlights with covers
  • Overhead centreline hatch forward
  • Luxuriously finished throughout in Alacantra upholstery
  • Pioneer AM/FM/Cassette stereo
  • Air conditioning (with heat) plus diesel heat
  • 24 VDC overhead lighting plus reading lights

Master Ensuite Head

  • Private access from master stateroom
  • Molded FRP vanity, sink and toilet enclosure with lid
  • Electric toilet and bidet 
  • Large oval opening stainless steel portlight with cover
  • Shower curtain and teak grate shower drain
  • Large storage cabinet above sink plus additonal storage
  • Tank level gauge for black water tank
  • Ample 24 VDC lighting 
  • Stainless steel towel bar

Guest Cabin

  • Accessed from the circular atrium via a curved wood door
  • Athwartships single lower berth aft with built in night table
  • Fore / aft single upper berth along port side
  • Hanging locker plus storage cabinet beside lower berth
  • Large storage cabinet below upper berth
  • Large oval opening stainless steel portlight with cover
  • Direct and indirect 24 VDC lighting plus reading lights
  • Audiovox AM/FM/Cassette stereo system
  • Air conditioning (with heat) plus diesel heat
  • Private access door to guest head

Guest Head

  •  Accessed from the circular atrium via a curved wood door
  • Molded FRP vanity, sink and toilet enclosure with lid
  • Electric toilet 
  • Large oval opening stainless steel portlight with cover
  • Shower curtain and teak grate shower drain
  • Storage cabinet above sink and under vanity
  • Stainless steel towel bar
  • Ample 24 VDC lighting









Lower Helm

The lower helm is centred at the forward end of the salon and is surrounded by an expansive stainless steel-framed windshield and side windows.    Central dash panel houses engine controls, switches and gauges.   Overhead is an expansive console with additional navigation equipment.  To port is a navigation station with desk and storage.   The features include:

  • Height-adjustable, swivel helm chair w/ flip up bolster 
  • Large chart table to port with chart storage
  • Engine hour meters, tachometers, oil and temp gauges
  • Gear pressure gauges, ammeters and fuel gauge
  • Switches for battery parallel, wipers, horn and lights
  • Anchor windlass controls
  • Searchlight controls and wireless remote
  • Manual control knob for opening centre windshield panel
  • Kenwood KDC398 Stereo with JBL speakers in overhead
  • Stereo features AM/FM/Sirius/CD player & aux. inputs

The flybridge provides a pleasant open-air entertaining experience.  Access to the flybridge is via a stainless steel ladder from the cockpit through a solid hinged hatch in the cantilevered overhang.   Features include:

  • Stainless steel rails surround entire bridge area 
  • Acrylic venturi windshield 
  • Arch over deck houses TracVision dome & searchlight
  • Centre FRP cabinet w/ 3 fwd-facing & 2 rear-facing seats
  • Storage cabinet & built in ice box
  • Centre helm with full instrumentation and engine controls
  • Switches for engine stop/start; horn, lights, etc.
  • Searchlight, trim tab and windlass controls
  • Canvas cover for helm area

The spacious cockpit is accessed from either side by a hinged section of stainless steel rail.   A stainless steel inboard step with teak tread mounts inboard the coaming on either side to ease the entry and exit.   Some of the features include:

  • Cockpit sole is teak laminate over plywood
  • Stainless steel rails extend around aft corners
  • Aft bench seat with upholstered cushions - storage below
  • Storage compartments along both sides under coaming
  • Access to lazarette in centre of cockpit
  • Folding teak table and two folding chairs included
  • Dickinson propane BBQ with cover mounted on coaming
  • Canvas bimini extends from cantilever to back of cockpit
  • Canvas winter cover covers entire cockpit
Deck and Exterior

Walkable non-skid side decks on each side of cabin with continuous stainless steel rails extending from stern to bow.  Some of the deck features include:

  • Riva custom stainless steel 50 lb. anchor with chain 
  • Vetus 24 VDC electric windlass with foot control & controls at both helms
  • Large foredeck hatch to crew quarters which double as larger storage locker
  • Polished stainless steel fender holders on foredeck
  • Sunbathing platform on foredeck with removable mattress
  • Canvas cover for wrap around windshield
  • Handholds along both sides of cabin assist safe passage
  • Fibreglass radar arch 
  • Dual trumpet horns
  • Searchlight with controls at both helms plus remote
  • Swim grid with teak grate inserts
  • HD Stainless Steel davits on aft coaming (new motors)
Recent Maintenance and Upgrades

Rivaderci has been regularly maintained by the current owner over the past five years.   


  • Major Engine service including:
  • Complete cooling system overhaul-clean heat exchangers
  • Service & replace injectors; service fuel injection pumps
  • Replace exhaust elbow
  • Install engine block heaters


  • New blackwater tank
  • New Wallas diesel furnace
  • New Nibral propellers
  • New microwave and ice maker


  • New autopilot system
  • Overhaul hydraulic steering system
  • New Davit motors
  • New Toilet pumps with macerators (2)
  • New house batteries and inverter
  • New TracVision satellite TV
  • New Raymarine touchscreen chartlplotter & GPS
  • Bottom paint and anodes


  • New anodes and bottom scrub

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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